Published on January 22nd, 2015 | by Bryce Smith1
Danny Glover and the Buffalo Soldiers
Acclaimed Hollywood actor Danny Glover—remembered by and large for his work in The Color
Purple, Grand Canyon, the Lethal Weapon series, and (playing to my generation) as the irascible head coach George Knox in Angels in the Outfield—will host an evening honoring the history of the Buffalo Soldiers at the Theatre on the Square on January 25.
Mr. Glover is visiting Tacoma in deference to and presented by the local Buffalo Soldiers Museum. This important and regularly overlooked aspect of America’s martial history has special meaning to Glover who produced and starred in his own tribute to the cavalry, entitled Buffalo Soldiers, back in 1997. Established in 1866, the Buffalo Soldiers were soldiers of African heritage who comprised the 10th Calvary Regiment of the United States Army. The term became synonymous with all African-American regiments formed in the late 1800s. The Buffalo Soldiers were active from 1866-1951.
This aspect of Glover’s passion indicates he has a lot more to contribute than his mastery in acting. Aside from the dozens of titles encompassing his 30-year-long Hollywood career, Danny Glover is a dedicated activist; just a cursory skim of his activism credits on Wikipedia page is stirring.
From protesting against Chevron in Ecuador to boycotting Hugo Boss at the Academy Awards on behalf of Ohio Union Workers, Glover stands up wherever, however for what he knows to be right. This commitment and resolve should make for an inspiring event.
An Evening with Danny Glover will be preceded with a meet and greet portion where I hope to share a word or two with the tenacious patron.
Tickets range from $19 to $49 with the pre-show meet-and-greet costing $40, but space is very limited. You may purchase tickets at BroadwayCenter.org.
January 25, 7:30 pm
Theatre on the Square
Broadway between 9th & 11th Streets, Tacoma